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Here’s What A Battery Researcher Told Us About The Tesla Roadster’s Crazy Performance Claims

Skepticism abounds when someone makes a claim as outlandish as Elon Musk’s assertion that the new Tesla Roadster will scoot to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and manage a range of 620 miles. So I spoke with a battery researcher from Carnegie Mellon to break it down and see how feasible all this really is.Read […]

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This Tesla Pickup Truck Concept Looks Ridiculous

Between the hoopla surrounding Tesla’s new all-electric semi and a super-fast revamped Roadster, CEO Elon Musk spent a few minutes to muse about a pickup truck concept that resembles something like a Unimog that has the appearance of a toy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch The New Tesla Roadster’s “Plaid” Mode Rocket The Car From Zero To 81 MPH In An Instant

After Tesla debuted its new Roadster last night, it gave a few folks a test ride to show off “Plaid,” the “beyond ludicrous” launch mode that is said to help rocket the car to 60 mph in under two seconds. Here’s a look at it in action. In the video, the driver actually blows right […]

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Please Give Us A Nuke So We Can Test Tesla’s Semi Claim

Nukes are the most unforgiving, most horrifying specter of death that humanity has ever devised. Virtually nothing can survive their vaporizing combination of heat, blast effects, and gamma-ray radiation. Nothing, that is, except the windshield of a Tesla Semi. We’d sure like to test that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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All The Questions Tesla Has To Answer Now

Tesla introduced a new show-stopper on Thursday in the form of a colossal big-rig electric semi. It’s carrying hugely impressive specs, too. But what Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered up on Thursday was nothing short of a high-flying reveal party for a couple of concepts. Here’s why.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla’s New Semi Truck Might Be Its Biggest Challenge Yet

As it continues to grapple with a serious production logjam for the Model 3 sedan, Tesla is set Thursday night to reveal its long-awaited, supposedly “unreal,” all-electric semi truck. There’s a number of questions surrounding the vehicle: How far can it go on a single charge? Where, and when, will be it produced?…Read more… Continue […]

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Elon Musk’s Dumb Tunnel Project Has Been Cited For Alleged Workplace Violations: Report 

Elon Musk’s Boring Company, the Tesla CEO’s “absurd” side project to alleviate congestion that has an exceedingly slim chance of achieving just that, has already been cited by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for alleged workplace violations, according to a report from LA Weekly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Acknowledges Alleged Racist Behavior At Company While Defending Elon Musk

On Monday, a Tesla worker filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that black employees were subjected to a “hotbed” of “racist behavior” at the company. The suit also quoted a May email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who told employees, among other things, to “be thick-skinned.” Late Tuesday, Tesla fired back in a…Read more… […]

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Elon Musk’s Alleged Response To Tesla Racism Complaints: ‘Be Thick-Skinned And Accept Apology’: Report

Another former Tesla employee is seeking permission from a judge to sue Tesla for racial harassment on behalf of over 100 affected African-American workers, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology. The complaint, Vaughn v. Tesla Inc. in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Smoking Weed While Your Tesla Drives On Autopilot Isn’t Advisable Just Yet

Here’s a video of comedian Lil Duval reclining and smoking what appears to be a decent-sized joint, while his Tesla drives on the highway in the vehicle’s Autopilot mode. It’s unequivocally chill! A wonderful glimpse into the future! But, at the risk of being a total fun-killer, this makes for a good moment to remind…Read […]

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Tesla Introduces ‘Chill Mode’ So Owners Can Tone Down Acceleration Speeds

More importantly than zero emissions and saving the planet and all of that stuff, electric cars have a lot of torque. That means they can accelerate like small land rockets that’ll make you lose whatever you ate last, but apparently not everyone wants that in a car. Weird.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Need To Drive Something While I’m Waiting For My Tesla Model 3! What Car Should I Buy?

Daniel is one of the thousands of people who plopped down a deposit for the much-hyped and lately production-troubled Tesla Model 3. Well, it looks like it’s going to be awhile before he gets one of his own and needs something cool in the meantime. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla And Dyson Duked It Out In Court About Electric Car Plans And No One Knew Until Now

Dyson, the well-known maker of vacuum cleaners, turned heads in September, when the company’s head honcho announced its intention to build an electric car. But the plans were already well-known to a future competitor: Tesla. That’s because, according to a story from Bloomberg, an engineer working on Dyson’s car…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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